Updated: Sep 15
Everything has a story; people, things, objects and anything else imaginable. The important thing is to see this story, find it and put it into a narrative form by editing it. A simple idea, image, emotion or impression needs a process and a background before it can turn into a story. A real experience, a wishful fantasy or a deep passion can be what transforms the story from being just an image into a narrative form. In most of the classical educations, many stereotypical rules about story and storytelling are included: Since stories must have introduction, development and conclusion parts formed with certain patterns; how to correctly compose the main characters and side characters; It is mentioned what kind of message the story should carry. However, a story can be free from all rules as long as it is told and fictionalized correctly; It does not have to be didactic, in a template form, or to follow all the conventions of the dramatic text tradition.
A Story Is Not Just An Idea! If all ideas were stories, there would be more books than sand in the world. Unfortunately, although people have many creative, exciting and impressive ideas, a very important part of this great potential remains just an idea and does not turn into a story. For an idea to become a story, it is imperative that it ceases to be just an idea, establishes a world of its own and begins its own journey.
Basically, the idea is just one element of a story, it doesn't define it or alone can make it up. Moreover, in order for a story to have a complex and well-knit plot, it must stop being fixed on a single idea and contain many different ideas, and open a wide space that will allow everyone in the audience to experience their own process. An idea may be the igniting force or the first spark that builds a story, but a good story is the story in which the idea is lost within text and is no longer clearly visible.
The habit of didactic text and the traditional forms of oral expression in most cultures teach us a requirement that a story must necessarily contain a message, so that the idea should carry a lesson or exhortation message in the story. However, the idea is not obligated to perform this instructive function in the story, and it is not always necessary for the story to convey a message to the person reading or watching it. The idea, to reiterate, is only one of the constitutive factors of the story and the story or idea should not be seen as a carrier of each other.
The Story Is Giving the Idea Its Own New Life
There is a fact that storytellers and writers know and accept very well: once you have created a story and shared it with other people, the story ceases to belong exactly to the person who created it. It is no longer just the writer's property or work, it has its own process, journey and life. It is no longer possible to interfere with it, recreate it, or possess it.
The same fact is undoubtedly true of the idea that sets up the story. It can be extremely interesting to observe how that idea that you had and was completely in control of at the beginning changes, develops and differentiates throughout the storytelling process. This idea is no longer just an image, thought, or experience that lives in a person's mind, it has become liberated within the story and almost completely independent of the mind that created it.
Therefore, despite the constant fictional requirements and technical concerns when creating a story, it may be good advice at some point to give credit to the natural flow of the idea and the story itself. This flow is very important for the story to come to its best form and be completed.
Our Story Is Passionate, Bright and Colorful
We mentioned about how a story flows like a journey through the process and eventually becomes a world of its own, with its own order, setup, rules and form. This world is one of the common answers to the question of why art and story have always appealed to us; every story is another world and this world has its own time, places, facts. That's why a story is full of passion; It is a place where everything you believe should happen and everything you want to happen can happen.
However, this vast field also offers the author an endless array of possibilities. As long as the story is well fictionalized, there is an infinity that can cover every detail, differences and various ideas. You can make all the touches you want to the story, and place all the colors and emotions, as if you were constructing a building on an empty ground. Build it with passion, fill it with light and color it, and you will have no limits but your own mind.